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#22 Nov 18, 2010
#23 Nov 26, 2010
My Opinion_El Paso_Texas wrote:
He hasn't pocketed any money from the LiveStrong foundation.
How sure are you about this?
I meant to follow this up after I gave Pieter a checck answer.
Last August I was in Austin, TX at a training seminar and met a few people from the foundation. Needless to say that we spoke and shared things together. Was a very educatioanl and enjoyable experience Pieter.
I also happen to know how businesses and foundations are not only developed and established here in the US, but on how they have to report everying both state and federally.
#24 Nov 26, 2010
Pieter, are you not able to answer this question?
I understood the use of illegal drugs by your other players.
But, why would a Cricket player need to use illegal drugs?
Hey Chris, would you know the answer to this question?
Bellville, South Africa
#25 Nov 27, 2010
Hi Harry, apparently he took an over the counter supplement which contained a substance which is on WADA's forbidden list. It's a type of energy booster which is freely available all over. Unfortunately I don't know the name of this product.
He's been let off the hook now.
Since: Mar 07
#26 Nov 27, 2010
Hi Harry I don’t know about drugs in cricket, but I did find this on the web
Performance-enhancing drugs aren’t common (as far as we know) in cricket. In football, athletics and basketball – yes – but not cricket. Not yet, anyway.
Tim May, the chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA), has said in this month’s Wisden Cricketer magazine players may be forced to use drugs in an effort to sustain themselves, given the amount of cricket they play.
You only have to look at the doping record in baseball to see that recovery, not enhanced power, is the motivation for most drug misuse. The more we push players the more they might look at options.”
Shane Warne's one-year ban for the use of a diuretic in 2003 was the first reported instance in cricket of the use of performance-enhancing drugs (as opposed to recreational ones, a la Ian Botham, and various Pakistani and South African cricketers down the years). In 2006 Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were found guilty of using the banned steroid nandrolone
Why is the use of PEDs so prevalent in Baseball and is it the same in American football
#27 Nov 27, 2010
Thanks Pieter. I didn't realize that Cricketeers would need an energy booster like that of other sports. Just shows you how much I know about this sport.
#28 Nov 27, 2010
Thanks Chris. Just as I told Pieter, I would never have guessed that drugs were needed in Cricket, but you both have helped me see that isn't quite true.
About the only cheating in Cricket that I have heard about was some team shaving the cricket ball.
1. But getting help with sustaining the performance makes sense.
2. Yes, steroids are definitely used in US football and there have been plenty of police reports about police being called to the players homes resulting in players becoming raging monsters with their wives and girlfirends.
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